Document exploring the relationship between food and homelessness and highlighting case studies of work going on to help homeless people gain better access to healthy, nutritious food.
Consultation paper on the UK Government's proposals to increase and improve outdoor play facilities for children in England.
UK Government document reviewing progress made on the 10-year childcare strategy begun in 2004 and setting out further steps which need to be taken to tackle future challenges.
Report identifying ten examples of crime reduction and prevention programmes which have proved effective and cost-effective in countries outwith the UK. These programmes address a combination of risk factors at each stage of a child's development and the report recommends similar programmes should be developed in the UK.
National figures for services provided by local authorities in Scotland for adults with learning disabilities are presented. All figures for 2006 relate to the week ending 10 September 2006 and are provisional. This publication is a result of The same as you? review of services for people with learning disabilities, published in May 2000. Its 29 recommendations for developing learning disability services set out a programme for change over 10 years.
Explanatory notes intended to be read in conjunction with the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000 which was passed to help young people in local authority care move from care to independent living in as smooth a manner as possible.
This is an updated version of LAC(DH)(2008)2. It gives information about the scope and purpose of funding which the Department of Health introduced 2008 for all councils with adult social services responsibilities in England to demonstrate how to deliver stroke care for adults in the community.
Discussion paper addressing the question of whether community-based services can deliver better results for black and minority ethnic (BME) service users by explaining the latest direct payments legislation and how it is supposed to work, summarising research evidence which indicates an inability of BME service users to embrace direct payments fully and asks questions which could make direct payments more effective for BME service users.
Document giving the response of local authorities in England to Lord Laming's report into the Baby P case.
The Government's decision to provide all children and young people with the opportunity to participate fully in decisions that affect them is to be welcomed. It should give Local Authorities the opportunity to develop the appropriate methods of communication that participants need to engage fully in the Children in Care Councils. Children in Care Councils have the potential to contribute to transforming the lives of those involved, providing that children and young people are given the correct platform to share and discuss their views.